RNLI video of frozen Humber estuary

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Tiny Turnip, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Tiny Turnip
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    Tiny Turnip Senior Member

    I know this will not be an unusual phenomenon for many of you, but it is extremely unusual for the sea to freeze in the UK.

    The lifeboat station in the video is at the end of Spurn point, right at the very mouth of the estuary, where it is some five miles wide.

    http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=luaza39d
     
  2. mark775

    mark775 Guest

    Thanks for the video - I wasn't aware it was always that warm there.
    You need it either warmer or colder to go very long in that with heat exchanger cooling!
     
  3. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Are they trained in ice rescue? That's a whole 'nother specialty from water rescue. The way the weather in Europe is going, they had better get trained!
     
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